Daveed Diggs Wants You to Have a Puppy for Hanukkah

(JTA) — There’s a long history of Jewish artists releasing parody songs for Hanukkah, but this year’s most catchy addition to the holiday canon may be Daveed Diggs’ new...

Netherlands Wins Eurovision; Israel Places 23rd of 26

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Netherlands won the Eurovision song contest 2019 and earned the right to host the international event next year. Duncan Laurence sat behind his keyboard...

Black Jewish Actor Jussie Smollett Assaulted in Possible Hate Crime

BY EMILY BURACK (JTA) — Actor Jussie Smollett, best known for his work on the show “Empire,” was hospitalized in Chicago on Tuesday following an assault that is being described...

Series About Lead Up to 2014 Gaza War to Premiere in August

JERUSALEM (JTA) — “Our Boys,” a ten-part series about the events that led to the 2014 Gaza War, will be screened on HBO in August. The series was filmed in...

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 2 Debuts to Glowing Reviews

(JTA) — The second season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a show about a young Jewish housewife turned aspiring comedian that won eight Emmy Awards in the fall, premiered Wednesday on Amazon...

Amazon’s ‘Hunters’ Grapples With Morality of Jews Killing Nazis

BY GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK (JTA) — “This is not murder, this is mitzvah.” That’s a quote from Meyer Offerman, a wealthy Holocaust survivor with a thick Yiddish accent played by Al...

‘Finding Your Roots’ Features Three Jewish Stories

(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled “Beyond the Pale” — a reference to the Pale of Settlement, the...

You Can Buy Marilyn Monroe’s Menorah for $150,000

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — For $150,000, you can light a literal candle in the wind — or eight — on a menorah owned by Marilyn Monroe. The bombshell film icon’s menorah will go...

Israel’s Eurovision Entry Gets Overhaul

Responding to criticism over his uninspiring performance, Israeli singer Kobi Marimi recorded a new version of Israel’s entry for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, set to take place in...

Stan Lee, Creator of Iconic Marvel Comics Superheroes, Dead at 95

(JTA) — Stan Lee, who as one of the masterminds behind Marvel Comics created such mega-popular comic book franchises as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and the X-Men, died early...
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